Let’s show pride in Sylvan and clean up our town

Now that spring seems to have finally arrived (knock on wood) it’s become painfully apparent that some Sylvan Lake residents

Dear Editor,

Now that spring seems to have finally arrived (knock on wood) it’s become painfully apparent that some Sylvan Lake residents have no concern for their surroundings or the environment.

I live in Hewlett Park and walk my dogs along the drainage ditch and in the field near the new storage facility. In my travels in this area I have seen a goalie net which has been in the ditch for the past two years, a child’s Little Tikes car, an office chair, numerous garbage cans, several tires which block the water flow, diapers, garden soil and gravel which have been dumped, assorted garbage, a Town of Sylvan roadway sign and barricade, and recently someone dumped a bunch of bread and rib bones near the alley.

Not only is this dangerous and enticing for pets in the neighbourhood but it is also like ringing a dinner bell for wildlife.

By the way there is a muskrat who lives in the ditch in the summer.

I love this town and so do many others who come to Sylvan to enjoy their summer at the beach. How hard would it be to pick up this type of refuse so it’s not such an eyesore?

Let’s show some pride in our surroundings and respect for Mother Nature and clean up our town.

Thank you in advance.

Belle McLeod,

Sylvan Lake